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Arteta has been linked to the Man City job having served as Pep Guardiola’s assistant for three years at the Etihad.
But Lescott believes the 38-year-old is fully committed to the project he is still less than 12 months into with Arsenal.
“I wouldn’t be worrying about Arteta going anywhere soon if I was an Arsenal fan,” the former centre-half, who earned 26 England caps, said.
“I think if he’d have wanted to replace Pep Guardiola at City he’d have stuck around there for a while longer.
“He’s dedicated to Arsenal and he has a genuine relationship with the club having been captain. It would surprise me more than anything if he left to go back to City before he’d got Arsenal challenging for the title again.”
Arteta meanwhile insists he is paying no attention to the table ahead of Arsenal’s showdown with City.
He said: “They still produce incredible numbers in everything they do. In my opinion they’ve been really unlucky with some of the results they’ve got.
“They should have put games to bed very early. The level of efficiency of the opponents when they had chances or half chances have punished them a lot.
“I haven’t seen many decreases in the level of their playing or what they are producing game by game. I haven’t seen any of that.